The great thing about the Curbar Edge walk is having beautiful views without having to hike miles uphill!
Yes, there is an uphill section but it’s pretty gentle and once you’re walking along the edge with the views you’ll forget all about it!
This 6-mile loop takes you along three of the Peak District edges – Curbar Edge, Froggatt Edge and White Edge. Starting from the National Trust car park you first make your way along Curbar Edge which then leads on to Froggatt Edge.
At the end of Froggatt Edge, you then head up to reach White Edge which doubles back then you turn off to reach Curbar car park.
Here you will find details on how to get to the start of the walk at Curbar, route information, GPX file, map, plus a detailed step by step guide of the walk.
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Curber Edge, Froggatt Edge + White Edge from Curbar
Curbar walk mapClick for OS online map
Walk start point
Start grid reference: SK 26362 74654
Car parking address: Curbar Gap Car Park, Clodhall Lane, Hope Valley, S32 2YR or S32 3YR
This is a National Trust car park so if you’re a member it’s free parking. However, it’s only a small car park (25-30 spaces) so you may need to park on the road, but as it’s narrow remember to put your wing mirrors in!
- Up to 1 hour – £1.50
- Up to 4 hours – £2.60
- Over 4 hours – £4.00
(*Cash and card payments accepted. Prices correct at time of writing)
Nearest train station: Grindleford train station (1.1 mile/1.8 km)
From the train station, you can join the walk near Froggatt Edge and start the circular walk from there, returning back to the train station.
Facilities on the walk
There are no public toilets or facilities available at the start of the walk at Curbar, but you might be lucky enough to spot an ice-cream van!
Other useful information
Since this is a relatively easy walk with beautiful views during peak times it can be busy so worth visiting during quieter times if you can. It’s also a beautiful walk to do at sunset since the edge face northwest you can get some pretty skies.
If you keep a close eye out in the woods close to Froggatt Edge and White Edge you might spot some deer and if you visit in the autumn months you’ll certainly hear the deer rutting as they are pretty loud! It’s worth taking some binoculars as you can sit and watch them from White Edge.
Check the weather for your walk location and hills
- BBC Weather for Curbar
- Met Office weather for the Peak District
- Met Office weather for Eyam Youth Hostel (nearest location)
Ordnance Survey Walk Map
The map required for this walk is OL24 – Peak District (White Peak Area)
Buy a paper map at outdoor shops or shop online at Amazon or Ordnance Survey
Check prices here with Ordnance Survey, you can buy a standard map or a waterproof one. You can sometimes find cheaper deals on Amazon, but the Ordnance Survey website sometimes has discounts for buying more than one map!
And don’t forget your compass.
There are lots to choose from, I recommend the Silva Expedition compass, it’s more expensive but a valuable piece of kit!one month or yearly options with OS Online App. For one month, the prices start from £2.99 a month or the annual option is from £23.99.
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Curbar Edge walk route
Stage 1 – Curbar Edge Car Park to Froggatt Edge
Distance: 1.4 miles/2.2 km
Grid reference SK 26262 74694
Begin by leaving the car park at the far end to reach a sign for Curbar Edge. The path ascends and takes you directly on to Curbar Edge where the footpath takes you all the way along.
It’s worth stopping and exploring as you can follow slightly lower paths to get closer to the edge if you like.
After walking for about 2 km, you descend a rocky path which then continues onto Froggatt Edge.
Both Curbar Edge and Froggatt Edge are popular with climbers so you’ll probably spot one or two on your walk.
Stage 2 – Froggatt Edge to White Edge
Distance: 2.1 mile/3.4 km
Grid reference SK 25077 76154
After a few hundred metres in a small opening on the right off the path, you’ll see a small Stone Circle as you walk along Froggatt Edge.
Continue all the way until you reach the road, on the opposite side there’s a footpath that will take you off the road, via Hay Wood, then it doubles back to the road near the Grouse Inn.
Walk up the road for a short distance, then take the footpath on your right, head towards the trees then beyond until you reach the start of White Edge, about 1 km.
Stage 3 – White Edge to Curbar Edge
Distance: 2.4 miles/3.9 km
Grid reference SK 26642 77820
Turn right and follow White Edge all the way along, towards the end you’ll see a trig point just slightly off the path at 365 metres, worth a little detour to reach the highest point!
After about 1 km from the trig point, you need to turn right at the sign for Curbar Edge. Walk down the path and you’ll be back on Curbar Edge and a short distance from the car park.
Let me know if you have any questions in the comments
More walks in the Peak District
Love the walks in the Peak District? You might like these circular walks.
- Burbage Edge + Higgor Tor From Upper Burbage | 6-Mile Route
- Mam Tor Short Walk From Castleton | 5-Mile Route
- Robin Hood’s Stride From Elton | 4.5-Mile Route
Or check out all our Peak District walking routes here
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Need more help planning your Peak District trip?
More information on the Peak District, including transport options, where to stay + other useful resources.
Check out 7 YHAs in the Peak District and find the best walks direct from your accommodation.
Find out what maps you will need for your trip here.
Get my FREE beginner's hiking eBook. (Coming soon - request a copy here).
Visit my hiking recommendations page, (footwear, clothes + kit).
Or get in touch and I will help as best I can :).
Please note 'Peak District Walks' accepts no liability through any injuries or accidents that may result from walking this route. We always recommend you take a paper map and compass on your walk. Read more here.